John E. Allen

April 23, 1928April 6, 2011

John E. Allen, along with his twin brother, James, was born on April 23, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas to Edward F. and Alice L. Allen. John passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center on April 6, 2011. Services for John will be at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri at1:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, with visitation one hour preceding the service. After graduating from Rosedale High School in 1946, John joined the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Samar. He retired in 1992 from Schutte Lumber Co. where he was a dealer sales representative. Previously he was the manager of the Stanley Lumberyard in Stanley, Kansas and had spent over 40 years in the lumber industry. He was a member of Colonial Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Craig Allen in 2000, his parents, and his three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; son Clayton and his wife Rosemarie; daughter-in-law Nan Allen Gunn and her husband Patrick; sister-in-law Doris Allen; and several nieces and nephews. “Pops” is also survived by his dearly beloved grandchildren Blake and wife Evan, Grant, Tara, Clayton, and Jimmy. The family thanks Drs. David Galbreath, Timothy Blackburn and Cosmo Caruso for the care they have given John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 810, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9087. Condolences may be made at Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, MO.

Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Monday, April 11, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 11, 2011

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April 10, 2011

Barbara and family: Howard shared many wonderful stories of the twins when they were all at Rosedale High School. We had such good times planning all those high school reunions with John and you. May the wonderful memories of happy times you shared sustain you during this difficult period.

Carroll O'Neal, widow of Howard

Gene jennings

April 10, 2011

I would like to extend a very special sympathy to the family of John Allen. He was a special friend of the class of 46. Lost touch of him since living in Europe for the many years after school. We even double dated. The country should be Switzerland

Joe Borders

April 10, 2011

As a fellow Rosedalian, I recall very much the Allen family. Also recall, wonder who else will remember the 'Twins' running track (fast they were) and maybe the first to wear white running shoes....RIP John.

Missy Cretcher

April 9, 2011

Barbara, Nan, Blake, Grant, Clayton, Rose, and family,

We were so sad to hear of your loss. John was a wonderful, loving man whose family meant the world to him. We were so lucky to have known him. Keep the memories close in your heart. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

All our love and sympathy,
Missy, Drew & Jessica

Jenn Nussbeck

April 9, 2011

Barbara and family,
John was an extension of our family and he will be missed. A gentle man who loved his family very much. May you find solace in the wonderful memories you have shared over so many years. In prayer and thoughts, love Jenn

Dennis & Donna Byerley

April 9, 2011

We are sorry for your loss - John and the family are in our hearts and prays.

Tex and Judy Watson

April 9, 2011

Dear Barbara and Family,
So sorry for your loss of my buddy "Pops" my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We had the pleasure to spend some time with Pops in September for his grandson's wedding, we had some great conversations, he loved you all so much and was sooo very happy he could make the trip to Houston RIP Pops Love you and your wonderful family!!!!

Nan Gunn

April 9, 2011

John is now at peace and enjoying his pie and coffee. We loved you so much and will miss you dearly. Until we meet again.....

In peace and love, dear man. Nan